Wilderness Safaris Archives - We Are Africa
24
Jul
2018
IT ALL STARTS WITH A SPARK: 4 MINUTES TO TRANSFORM TRAVEL

1 -min. read From the art of turning waste food into five-star food to what really lies beneath an island holiday, each of this year’s SPARK speakers held the FUSE crowd spellbound, sparking discussions that lasted far longer than their presentation. Watch them back here…

28
Jun
2018
WHY THE US MARKET IS KEY FOR AFRICAN TOURISM

4 -min. read News of Africa is spreading stateside, and US travellers are now more important for the Motherland’s tourism industry than ever before. But how can Africa engage this evolving target market? Richard Holmes investigates.

Okavango Delta
20
Jun
2018
ENVIRONMENTAL RICHES

6 -min. read With its high-value, low-volume policy, Botswana is a ‘jewel of Africa’ in more ways than one; but with the government working closely with the tourism industry and reinvesting a third of profits to empower conservation, its model is one other countries could afford to follow, says Melissa Twigg.

Photo is courtesy of Wilderness Safaris
15
Jun
2018
STAYING FIT ON SAFARI

4 -min. read Wellness and fitness are dominating the world over – and now they’ve reached the African safari scene. Richard Holmes gives us the low-down on how the industry’s pioneers are bringing wellbeing to the bush.

Seliot, a waiter at Wilderness Safaris' Little Makalolo, practises his wine recommendations with Allister – via Wildnerness Safaris
13
Apr
2018
WHY WINE BUFFS AND THE BUSH ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

4 -min. read Wine lovers in Africa? Send them to the Cape, many will say. But what about the bush? Melissa talks to Allister Kreft, CEO of Under the Influence – a management and wine-based company out of Cape Town. Find out more about his work, and why he thinks that wine buffs and the bush are made for each other.

Landscape around Qorokwe – courtesy of Wilderness Safaris
11
Jun
2018
WHY CAMPS IN BOTSWANA HAVE GONE GREEN

4 -min. read Find out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.

05
Mar
2018
MEET THE AFRICAN PIONEERS SAYING BYE BYE TO PLASTIC

5 -min. read Plastic: it’s no small fish to fry. Richard Holmes introduces us to the African travel pioneers who’re leading the way by cutting down their single-use plastic consumption.

Qorokwe
19
Dec
2017
QOROKWE RAMPS UP DELTA LUXURY

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris is ending 2017 on a high note with the opening of a brand-new camp, Qorokwe, in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.

09
Jun
2017
BISATE LODGE IS (ALMOST) OPEN FOR BUSINESS

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has all hands on deck ahead of the opening of its first Rwandan property, Bisate Lodge, at the end of June.

06
Jun
2017
FOUR MINUTES TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN TRAVEL

9 -min. read Whether you missed the SPARK talks at FUSE or just want to be inspired all over again, we caught up with all our speakers to find out why the We Are Africa tribe should care about what they have to say…

03
May
2017
ENERGISING IDEAS AT FUSE

4 -min. read The We Are Africa tribe are no ordinary delegates, and FUSE, brought to you by Wilderness Safaris, is no ordinary conference. Find out how our very first ‘un-conference’ went down yesterday at Grand Café & Beach.

31
Mar
2017
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE TRUST USES TOURISM TO PROTECT ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE

4 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has launched the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent entity supporting wildlife management, research and education projects.

22
Mar
2017
SPARK AN IDEA

2 -min. read Taking place at FUSE, We Are Africa’s first un-conference in partnership with Wilderness Safaris, hosted at Grand Café & Beach, SPARK is your chance to stand in front of Africa’s leading high-end travel experts and pitch your groundbreaking idea that will change the future of the industry. Find out how to get involved.

25
Jan
2017
FIVE HOT AFRICAN HOTEL OPENINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

5 -min. read Afrophiles are in luck, with five highly-anticipated African hotel openings pencilled in on our calendar over the next eight months.

17
Oct
2016
RWANDA REBORN: HIGHLIGHTS FROM AFRICA’S NEXT HOTSPOT

4 -min. read When it comes to tourism appeal, Rwanda punches above its weight. From the vibrant streets of Kigali to the famed gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, it’s a destination drawing an ever-growing number of travellers.

15
May
2017
WILDERNESS VENTURES INTO THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

5 -min. read Wilderness Safaris’ CEO Keith Vincent tells us more about what we can expect when Bisate Lodge in Rwanda opens in mid-2017.

04
May
2016
INTERVIEW: KEITH VINCENT, WILDERNESS SAFARIS

1 -min. read We catch up with Keith Vincent, the CEO of Wilderness Safaris, live from the We Are Africa show floor.

01
May
2016
STRIPED UP

1 -min. read The energy from our tribe here in Cape Town is palpable and we can’t wait to harness it at tonight’s Cocktail Party at Cape Town City Hall, co-hosted by Wilderness Safaris.

17
Apr
2016
WE’RE ALL MADE IN AFRICA

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris’ Chief Marketing Officer and We Are Africa guest blogger Chris Roche tells us how this year’s Made In Africa campaign resonates with him…

29
Mar
2016
LET THE SHOW BEGIN

2 -min. read Keen to live up to the high expectations set by past performances from the likes of Freshly Ground and Goldfish, We Are Africa has another toe-tapping, shape-busting line-up for our 2016 edition.

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